Mets starting to make a run, could be in second place by the end of the day

Posted: July 26, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

In game one of a double header in Washington Friday afternoon, the Mets (46-53) exploded for 11 runs including two homers by Daniel Murphy and a 3 run homer by Ike Davis in the 9th inning.

“We’re just taking it one game at a time” Daniel Murphy said postgame. Murph tied a career high with five RBI’s today including four hits. Over his last 12 games he has hit .400.

Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the day game was Jenrry Mejia who was called up to make his season debut went seven brilliant innings striking out seven and got the win.

I didn’t find it necessary to bring him up thinking we had seen enough of Jenrry as a starter. I was dead wrong as it looks like Mejia has developed a deadly slider that he used with his cutter to get his sven strikeouts.

He came up as the 26th man so I don’t know how they keep him on the roster. Perhaps they decide to go with a six man rotation but Matt Harvey grumbled about that when they tried that last month.

The Mets now have fewer losses than the Washington Nationals and have their ace Matt Harvey on the mound for the night cap. They can’t let up now they need to score a few runs for Harvey tonight.

Juan Lagares had a field day in game 1 including his first two career stolen bases

Juan Lagares had a field day in game 1 including his first two career stolen bases

The time for the Mets to make a run is now. They have three more in Washington then four in Miami. The Mets for some reason have been good on the road and terrible at home.

The Mets are the only team in the NL East with a record above .500 on the road. (25-23)

If the Mets win the night cap and the struggling Phillies lose to the Detroit Tigers the Mets will have fewer losses than the Phillies too.

The Phillies are still deciding if they should sell off and perhaps the Mets passing them this weekend will help them move some pieces.

Again the time for the Mets to move up in the standings is now. They face an underachieving Washington team followed by Miami and back to Citi Field for the struggling Kansas City Royals.

No more talk about trading off veterans like Marlon Byrd. They can make a legit run at the Braves here who just lost Tim Hudson for the year and have played .500 all year since a 12-1 start. The Braves are playing the best team in baseball record wise, in the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Comments
  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – When it comes to the Mets I like to think big. If the Mets sweep they will be four games under 500. Then after getting to 500 they can make a run. Mejia was better than Hefner today. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mejia was fantastic today Mike. I remember talking the idea other day about him getting the nod over Jacob deGrom. Neither of us were big fans of Mejia getting the nod but it worked out tremendously and now Harvey’s on the mound in the night cap.
      Lets get two! Thanks for the comment -Steve

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